Abdomen, S5 or the last visible sternum, shape of profile from the side | Abdomen, T1, basal and apical pale hair bands | Abdomen, T1, width of dark medial region vs width of pale hair bands on sides | Abdomen, T2, swath of pale hair along the lateral sides, angle at which it joins the apical hair band | Abdomen, pseudopygidial area, outline of apical margin - Consider the integument only, do not include hairs | Legs, integument color, not including tarsi, coxae or spines | State or province where bee was collected | T. mitchelli vs. all | Thorax, primary integument color of pronotal lobe | Thorax, primary integument color of tegula | Thorax, scutum, PRESENCE or ABSENCE of a PAIR of distinct NARROW STRIPS OF PALE HAIR running longitudinally from the anterior margin of the scutum

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1. State or province where bee was collected    [Explain]

17AL    8CT    18DC    16DE    17FL    20GA    16IL    16IN    17KY    15LA    8MA    17MD    4ME    10MI    19MS    20NC    4NH    19NJ    13NY    2New Brunswick    2Nova Scotia    16OH    7Ontario    18PA    2PQ    8RI    21SC    1SD    18TN    19VA    3VT    11WI    18WV   

2. Thorax, primary integument color of pronotal lobe

21Black to dark brown    10Red, orange, or amber   

3. Thorax, primary integument color of tegula

19Black to dark brown    14Red, orange, or amber   

4. Legs, integument color, not including tarsi, coxae or spines

9Entirely and distinctly red or orange    17Entirely black to brown - Caution there is often a slight reddish cast to the browns, but the overall effect is brown not red or orange    12Mix of black to brown sections with red or orange   

5. Thorax, scutum, PRESENCE or ABSENCE of a PAIR of distinct NARROW STRIPS OF PALE HAIR running longitudinally from the anterior margin of the scutum    [Explain]

5Absent, anterior scutum entirely dark, lacking hair    18Distinct, NOT clearly connected to pale hair on apical margin - Careful apical hair may be missing, do not confuse with pronotal collar hair    7Distinct, clearly CONNECTED to pale hair on apical margin    3Indistinct, NOT distinguishable from pale hair on apical half of scutum   





6. Abdomen, T1, basal and apical pale hair bands    [Explain]

9Not parallel    20Parallel or nearly so   



7. Abdomen, T1, width of dark medial region vs width of pale hair bands on sides

51. Narrower than pale band of hair on side    72. Equal in width to the pale band of hair on sides    213. Wider than pale band of hair on sides   




8. Abdomen, T2, swath of pale hair along the lateral sides, angle at which it joins the apical hair band

81.Lateral swaths of pale hair ABSENT    112. Square or obtuse - 90 degrees or greater    133. Weakly acute - 60 to 80 degree angle    114. Strongly acute - 45 degree angle or less   





9. Abdomen, pseudopygidial area, outline of apical margin - Consider the integument only, do not include hairs

4Concave    20Convex    10Straight across   




10. Abdomen, S5 or the last visible sternum, shape of profile from the side    [Explain]

19STRAIGHT, or nearly so, along entire length    5STRONGLY down turned at apex    16WEAKLY down turned at apex   




11. T. mitchelli vs. all    [Explain]

23All - DEFAULT option - Species for which the female is KNOWN, always choose this option first    1T. mitchelli - Species for which the female is currently UNKNOWN